Ryan Gosling Urges Costco CEO To Stop Selling Eggs From Caged Chickens
Ryan Gosling sent a letter to the Costco’s CEO Craig Jelinek on Tuesday, urging the chain to no longer use eggs from chickens confined in small, filthy cages. Gosling’s note comes less than two weeks after the Humane Society of the United States released a shocking video, which showed live chickens locked in dirty conditions, often alongside other dead birds.
Gosling called what he saw in the Humane Society’s video “abhorrent cruelty,” noting in his letter how there were “rows upon rows of birds confined in filth laden cages with the mummified corpses of their cage mates eating, sleeping, defecating, and laying eggs on top of dead birds and hens’ wings, legs, and necks trapped in the corroded wires of their battery cages.”
The actor further called out Costco for its “appalling” false advertising. He pointed out how “Costco has been selling these eggs with deceptive labeling on cartons featuring graphics of birds living out in a green pasture. You’re already eliminating cages for veal calves and pigs don’t you feel that chickens also deserve the same mercy?”
Gosling urged Costco to reconsider its methods. “So many corporations are meeting public demand for more humane products and transparency in the food chain,” he wrote. “I sincerely hope that Costco will set plans now to go completely cage-free for its eggs.” What do you think about Gosling’s letter to Costco’s CEO?